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Brazilian Fund for Biodiversity (FUNBIO), Brazil

Funbio - Brazilian Fund for Biodiversity is a non-profit civil association, with the title of OSCIP, which started its operation in 1996. Its origin was derived from one of the international agreements resulting from Rio 92, the Convention on Biological Diversity, with the objective of providing an agile financial mechanism for the conservation of Biodiversity [2]. The Fund acts as a strategic partner for the private sector and for state and federal public agencies, enabling socio-environmental investments by companies and reducing and mitigating the impacts caused by them on the environment. In the public sphere, Funbio assists in the consolidation of conservation policies and the viability of environmental financing programs.